A Model Of Global Citizenship : Antecedents And Outcomes By Stephen Reysen

1051 Words Jul 19th, 2016 5 Pages
In the article, “A Model of Global Citizenship: Antecedents and Outcomes” by Stephen Reysen and Iva Katzarska-Miller, Global citizenship is defined as awareness caring, and embracing cultural diversity while promoting social justice and sustainability, coupled with a sense of responsibility to act. Global citizenship is a mindset or attitude one takes. In effect, individuals perceive themselves to be global citizens and can feel a psychological connection with global citizens as a group. Consequently, greater identification with global citizens should predict endorsement of the group content that differs from the content of other groups. Global citizens have a sense of belonging to a world community. This growing global identity in large part is made possible by the forces of modern information, communications and transportation technologies. In increasing ways these technologies are strengthening our ability to connect to the rest of the world—through the Internet; through participation in the global economy; through the ways in which world-wide environmental factors play havoc with our lives; through the empathy we feel when we see pictures of humanitarian disasters in other countries; or through the ease with which we can travel and visit other parts of the world. Those who see themselves as global citizens are not abandoning other identities; such as allegiances to their countries, ethnicities, and political beliefs. These traditional identities give meaning to their…

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